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us: King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006

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    • us: Scott, Coretta, 1927-2006
    • us: King, Martin Luther, Mrs., 1927-2006
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        (naf) Marion (Ala.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Rosarito (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Antioch College
        • Organization: (naf) New England Conservatory of Music
        • Organization: (naf) Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Martin L. King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission
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        (lcsh) Civil rights workers
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    • Sources

      • found: My life ... 1969.
      • found: NUCMC data from John F. Kennedy Libr. for Kennedy's call to King oral history interviews, 1988 (Mrs. Martin Luther King)
      • found: NUCMC file (King, Coretta Scott, 1927- ; b. Coretta Scott)
      • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Jan. 31, 2006 (Coretta Scott King; b. Apr. 27, 1927; d. Jan. 30, 2006; wife of the slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and a noted community leader in her own right)
      • found: New York times WWW site, Feb. 1, 2006 (Coretta Scott King; b. Coretta Scott, Apr. 27, 1927, Heiberger, Ala.; d. Monday [Jan. 30, 2006], Rosarito, Mexico, aged 78; known first as the wife of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., then as his widow, then as an avid proselytizer for his vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (King, Coretta Scott; civil rights activist, family member; born 27 April 1927 in Marion, Alabama, United States; studied piano and the violin, but focused on singing; gave her first solo concert in 1948; BA from Antioch in Music Education (1951); in June 1953 married Martin Luther King Jr.; graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music (1954); established and chaired the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta (1970s); chair of the Martin L. King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission; her most recent cause has been the project to build a memorial for her husband on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.; received many awards and numerous honorary degrees; died 30 January 2006 in Rosarito, Mexico, Hospital Santa Mónica)
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